Monday, December 21, 2015

Motel Clerk Hurt and Robbed at Gunpoint Overnight

Incident:  Robbery  

Contact:  Watch Commander – (626) 574-5156

On Monday December 21, 2015, at about 1:57 A.M., Arcadia police officers were dispatched to the Santa Anita Inn at 130 West Huntington Drive. The night clerk reported that a suspect entered the lobby, forced him into a back room, and produced a handgun.  The suspect struck the victim in the head with the handgun, which caused some moderate lacerations. The suspect also attempted to restrain the victim, but he was not successful. The suspect then left the victim, and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the register on his way out of the lobby. It is not known how the suspect got away at this time. The victim was transported to an area hospital, by paramedics from the Arcadia Fire Department, for treatment of the lacerations on his head.

The suspect was described as being a male, Black, approximately 30-years-old, 5’10” tall, and he had a thin build. The suspect was wearing a dark-colored hat, or a dark hooded sweatshirt, and black pants.

This incident is being investigated by Arcadia Police Department Detectives. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case #15-6324. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the tip web page at Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By: Tom Cullen, Lieutenant

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